Sheraton hosted a networking function on Friday night to thank their business partners and members of the local community for long lasting alliances.
Guests were hosted to a spectacular dinner in style at the Sheraton Aggie Grey’s Hotel and Bungalows on Beach Road, Apia.
Sherrilyn Charles, Sheraton’s Complex Director of Sales and Marketing, said the gathering was very important to the five star hotel.
“Tonight is just a business networking function,” he said.
“I am the director of sales and marketing here at this property, Sheraton Samoa Hotel and Bungalow. I have only arrived five weeks ago so it’s really important for me to get to know all the local business people.”
“It’s also important for me to get to know all the government people. It’s important for the local Samoan community for me to work very successfully with them into the future.”
Ms. Charles couldn’t stress enough on the importance of business partners to the hotel industry.
“The business community is very important to us,” she said.
“To be honest it’s actually pivotal. As you know, this is a very iconic property especially the hotel here. There is a lot of history and cultural attachment to the locals.”
“So for us it’s important to give back to the community as well. You know that the local community is the heart of the island so we really need to get the business from them and look after them as well.”
With no programme limitations, everyone enjoyed as the function went on and the wine flowed.
“Tonight is very much about networking,” Ms. Charles said.
“I have brought all my sales here; both the sales team of the resort and the hotel. We would just really like to get to know everyone.”
“That is really the objective; we don’t have a programme. We just want everyone to have a good evening and enjoy themselves.”
“It’s nice for the local community to get together as well and this is a nice place to do it.”
Ms. Charles concluded with a wessage of thanks to all those who stuck with Sheraton Aggie Greys throughout the years.
“A very big thank you to our business partners for their support to date,” she said.
“We hope that we will have ongoing support from the local community. Certainly all throughout this whole time with the hotel being closed; we have had really good support.
“A big thank you from all of us to you.”